This is a dragon fly that i captured in my garden. He is a Black-tailed Skimmer (Orthetrum cancellatum). This species was first spotted in Europe and later spread its wings across western Asia and finally, to the subcontinent as well. The male has a blue-black abdomen with a black tip and transparent wings, and the female has a yellowish brown body with black zigzag marks along the abdomen and the transparent wings.
This particular guy seemed completely oblivious to my presence and was basking in the morning sun. I particularly like his compound eyes.....They are simply magnificent.
The composition of the picture could have been a lot better. However he started to get a little suspicious and flew away before i could manoeuver for another shot.
Exif : Canon S2IS, focal length 72 mm, f/3.5 at 1/60s